Definition of ballotin in English:

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ballotin

Pronunciation: /ˈbalətɪn/

noun

A deep decorative cardboard box, slightly larger at the top and with broad flaps, in which chocolates are sold.
Example sentences
  • The company employs two artists to handpaint with individual design each of the wooden ballotins in which the chocolates are boxed.
  • They kindly obliged, and brought them back in a golden little ballotin, those thin cardboard boxes that are used to pack chocolates and other sweet delicacies.
  • Allow us to choose a delicious assortment or personalise your ballotins with chocolates of your own selection.

Origin

French, from ballot 'a small package of goods'.

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Line breaks: bal|lo¦tin

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